The Ballads of Ireland. Collected and Edited by Edward Hayes. London: Fullarton & Co., . Fourth Edition. Two volumes. Pp (1) xxxix, 356; (2) viii, 419. Engraved frontispiece plates & title pages. Publisher's green cloth boards, decorated in blind with Coat-of-Arms in gilt on upper boards. Ownership name and date (1866) to front free endpaper of volume 1. A good attractive set.
Dedication page to Gavan Duffy. First published in 1855, the work is a collection of hundreds of ballads under various headings including: Historical, Political, Emigrant, Fairy, Legendary, etc.